Joe Banks & Friends are a really great group of guys that jam together at Pitfire Pizza in the NoHo Arts District Thrusday eves and Saturday afternoons. Their genre is old school jazz which compliments the aura that this pizza place gives off. It’s right at the corner of Magnolia and Lankershim Blvds. NFTF has been to see these guys twice and really enjoys the cool stylings of their type of jazz. NFTF has a lot of old school jazz from Paris, France on their iPod which includes Josaphine Baker and Eartha Kit performing live in Paris. On Saturday NFTF was informed that Joe Banks & Friends had just been offered a record deal w/a small indie record label. It always pays to keep ones mind and ears open to other forms of music beyond rock n’ roll. Check these guys out if you are looking for an open air venue to kick back and listen to some cool jazz.